"Added -scanpath command-line option, which allows you to start IconsExtract with another base folder or wildcard. (For exmaple: iconsext.exe -scanpath "c:\windows")"

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Version: 1.47
License: Free to use and share
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Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.35

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What works

The option to "Scan icons in the selected process:" works. It will see processes running in its prefix, but not processes running in a different prefix. And it can find the icons of processes it sees.

No lag, the different search options work, magnifying glass button (search) works, save button works, exit button works, icon properties works, different views work, help about works, clicking hyperlink in help > about works and brings the page up in your native web browser, select all works.

Ctrl + A selects all icons. Clicking "select all" also works.

And yes, of course, it can extract icons and save them as *.ico files.

Saving selected icons works.

Both the option under "File" and clicking the magnifying glass brings up the search dialog.

It even succeeds in saving and loading a config file on exit and load, respectively.

The new -scanpath feature works. This is done through the WINE cmd.exe.

What does not

Couldn't figure out how to get "Search Subfolders" to search subfolders in WINE...or Windows XP SP3!

When you hover your mouse over a button (the magnifying glass (search button), floppy diskkette (save button), etc), there is no popup that says what the button does when running the program in WINE. I only knew this is supposed to happen because I decided to find out what "file properties" is supposed to do by running the program in Windows, and I noticed this.

File properties yields an "Invaild Parameter" error.

The icon that looks like two pieces of paper between the floppy diskette and the finger pointing at the properties - that button doesn't do anything. This is the "copy selected icon" button. Doesn't work in Windows either.


What was not tested

Did not rigorously test every search option.
Did not extract a CUR file.

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Additional Comments

I went in Windows and found that the "file properties" button simply opens the properties for the file that contains the icon you have selected as if you right-clicked the file and went to properties. Works super-well! No lag. If you make a launcher in Linux to launch a program through Wine, you can use IconsExtract to extract an *.ico from the program executable, use GIMP or something to convert that into a png, and then have the launcher use that png as its icon!

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64Dec 21 20111.3.35N/A Yes SilverJake Thomas 
CurrentLinux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64Jul 01 20111.3.23N/A Yes SilverJake Thomas 
ShowLinux Mint 11 "Katya" x86_64Jun 01 20111.3.20N/A Yes SilverJake Thomas 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29473 IconsExtract reports 'Invalid parameter' when requesting 'File Properties' ('ShellExecute' doesn't support 'properties' verb) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

From Process

I uploaded a screenshot of IconsExtract getting icons from a selected process.

Just recently (close to June 30th 2011), I noticed the "Scan icons in the selected process:" option. I saw it before, but glazed over it. So I tested it out, and it works.


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